BILLINGSGATE POST: Mounting werewolves and roadkill kept business brisk at the taxidermy and animal shop that preserved Roy Rogers horse, Trigger.
The same taxidermist who preserved Trigger, along with Dale Evans horse, Buttermilk, and their German Shepherd, Bullet, said he was privileged to extend the term of Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Although he said that he didn’t charge for his services for Ginsburg, he did mention that, in 2010, Christies in Manhattan auctioned off Trigger for $266,500, Buttermilk for $25,000 and Bullet for $35,000. That may or may not be a record for taxidermy. It’s not clear if anyone keeps records said a Christie spokesperson.
Slim Everdingle, who was the lead taxidermist for Ginsburg, allowed that he was hoping that Ginsburg would, at least, bring in as much as Bullet, if not more.
“The most difficult job I ever did,” said the usually reserved Everdingle. “I had to be extra careful to make her look like she was awake while her eyes were closed.”
Most of Slim’s jobs are for movie work. Providing werewolf gore for horror films is one of his most requested props these days.
“We usually don’t do bodies. But I made an exception in her case.”